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Coming into Community (ART101)

Organisational Unit College of Arts, Business, Law and Social Sciences
Credit Points 6
Availability MURDOCH: S1-internal (quota of 112 places) (closed), S1-external, S2-internal, S2-external
OUA: OUA1-external, OUA3-external
Teaching Timetables Murdoch S1
Murdoch S2
Description Modern jobs need you to be skilled in working with people, whether in the commercial world, employed by government, doing things with community groups or taking care of the future of the globe. This unit gives you a chance to combine learning how to do well at university with the art of moving in and out of new communities and different workplaces. It asks people to look at different knowledge traditions (including Noongar) both on and off campus.
Unit Learning Outcomes At the completion of this unit students will be able to:
1. Work collaboratively with others to present creative and thoughtful academic work
2. Recount and reflect on real-life experiences of collective action in the community
3. Draw on a deeper knowledge of what it means to live and work on Noongar Country
4. Find, assess and use a variety of source material for their academic work
5. Understand the relationship between coming into a new community (with its own languages, cultures and rules, social relationships and ecological contexts) and coming into a university environment (with its unique languages, cultures and rules, social relationships and ecological contexts).
6. Sit, listen, look and think in order to understand communities more deeply
Timetabled Learning Activities Lecture: 1 x 2 hours per week (12 weeks)
Workshop: 1 x 2.5 hours per week (12 weeks)
Unit Learning Experiences This unit has an emphasis on learning by 'seeing, experiencing and doing' via weekly active learning workshops. A number of field trips also give students the opportunity to experience a range of community contexts first hand and they will draw on these and other experiences to build their knowledge about collaborative work, listening, self-reflection, and relational practices. On-campus activities will provide students with opportunities to work together on a creative project and undertake embodied exercises which explore the skills, knowledge and attitudes associated with working collaboratively in a range for settings.

These experiences also provide a rich context for students to carry out tasks that build important skills for university learning - reading, listening, viewing, researching, thinking carefully, and writing creatively.
Other Learning Experiences The weekly workshops will include some field trips, guest appearances, and opportunities for students to do collaborative work with other students around the campus.
Prerequisites Nil.
Exclusions ART102 Inventing the Future.
Quota This unit is subject to quota.
Appears in these Courses/Majors:
see individual structures for context
Bachelor of Arts (BA) [New in 2019]
Community Development (BA)
English and Creative Writing (BA)
Global Politics and Policy (BA) [New in 2019]
History (BA)
Indonesian (BA)
International Aid and Development (BA) [New in 2019]
Japanese (BA)
Law + Arts [Combined] (LLB)+(BA)
Philosophy (BA)
Sociology (BA)
Sustainable Development (BA)
Theatre and Drama (BA)
Tourism and Events (BA)
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.


Unit Coordinator
Mr Cameron Tero
Lecturer in Community Development

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 2992
e: C.Tero@murdoch.edu.au
o: 450.4.038 - Building 450, Murdoch Campus
Unit Contacts

MURDOCH: S1-External
MURDOCH: S1-Internal
MURDOCH: S2-External
MURDOCH: S2-Internal
Mr Cameron Tero
Lecturer in Community Development

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 2992
e: C.Tero@murdoch.edu.au
o: 450.4.038 - Building 450, Murdoch Campus

OUA: OUA3-External
Ms Kersti Niilus
P/T Teaching

e: K.Niilus@murdoch.edu.au

OUA: OUA1-External
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